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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Alliance for Open Media will develop a royalty-free video codec

 ItRunsOnLinux: Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix announced formation of the Alliance for Open Media.

Ubuntu Phone Project Leader Steps Down, Leaves Canonical

 softpedia: Cristian Parrino, leader of the team behind the Ubuntu Phone project, as well as of the development team that creates the Ubuntu Touch operating system, announced his resignation.

How to Auto Install All Kali Linux Tools Using Katoolin on Debian/Ubuntu

 tecmint: Katoolin is a script that helps to install Kali Linux tools on your Linux distribution of choice.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Enters Beta with Improved Container Support

ServerWatch: Red Hat is out today with a beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), providing users with an early preview of new features set to become generally available later this year.

How to stitch photos into a panorama with Hugin Panorama Creator on Linux

 HowToForge: Almost every modern digital camera offers the ability of 'on the fly' panorama creation, but often you will find the result of this automated process not to meet expectations.

Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet

 softpedia: The great news we want to share with you today is that Cinnamon's workspace-swither applet has been redesigned to offer you a visual representation of your desktops

Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks

 ITworld: Enroll in a Linux Foundation training course in the month of September and get a Chromebook for free.

LibreOffice 5.0.1 Open-Source Productivity Suite at a Glance

eWEEK: Ever since the LibreOffice open-source office suite was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice suite in 2010, its community of developers has been working to improve it.

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Twin Stick Shooter Assault Android Cactus To Be Released Sept 23rd, Plus Some Early Access Reflections

It's not often that I get excited about seeing "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE" in my in-box, but today's announcement that Assault Android Cactus has a set…

New Trailer Released For Time Jumping Puzzler Induction

Induction creator Bryan Gale recently released a new trailer for his upcoming game, featuring music by Duet composer Tim Shiel. The music in the new…

Grand Ages: Medieval From Kalypso Media Digital Looks Like It Will Be On Linux

Another good looking strategy game looks bound for Linux, this time it's Grand Ages: Medieval from Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds Studios. Recently…

Medieval II: Total War Looks Set For Linux, Possibly From Feral Interactive

Medieval II: Total War has popped up on SteamDB with Linux information, and we also have Feral Interactive teasing us on twitter again, looks like…

Nvidia Video From SIGGRAPH Talks About Vulkan

One video that got buried in my inbox of games was the Nvidia video from SIGGRAPH, so here it is. Packed full of lovely info. It's almost an hour…

New Linux Gaming Survey For September

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for September is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the…

GOL Asks: What Was Your Favourite Linux Game Release In August?

As part of an ongoing series of asking you stuff, today I ask "What was your favourite Linux game release from August?". Personally, I'm seriously…

Gas Guzzlers Extreme Could Still Come To Linux, Nice Surprise

I had given up hope of seeing Gas Guzzlers Extreme on Linux, but it seems the developers have found a new porter. On the 30th of August the developer…

Obsidian Entertainment Say Linux's Future Is Good With Pillars Of Eternity

Recently, we accepted an article that quoted Obsidian Entertainment saying Linux wasn't worth it. That same developer now has nicer comments about it…

Insurgency FPS Should Be On Linux By The SteamOS Launch

It has been a long time coming, but it seems Insurgency will be with us within the next few months. The developer said it was important. They…

DiRT Showdown Updated For Linux, Should Fix It Up Nicely

DiRT Showdown has fantastic performance, but it did suffer from an annoying bug, and it looks like it has now been fixed. Patch notes below:Quote1…

XCOM 2 Delayed Until February Next Year

XCOM 2 has now been delayed until February next year to make it a worthy sequel, this should also ease the porting pressure on Feral who are doing a…

Prison Architect Last Ever Alpha Released

Prison Architect has come a massively long way since the first alpha, and building a prison has never been more fun. This is the last alpha before…

An Interview With Corpses 'N Souls Developer Side Scroll Studios

With the ever growing number of free and affordable game development tools and the accessibility of online game distribution platforms, there has…

Arma 3 Available For Linux In A Beta

Arma 3 is now downloadable and playable on Linux, but be warned it's early days for the port, and the port may not graduate to official status. You…